UCAS points for new entrepreneurship diploma at Charterhouse

The entrepreneurship qualification at Charterhouse School will be worth 16 UCAS points

Charterhouse new 'hub' for business skills

Charterhouse has become the first UK school to offer its pupils an Entrepreneurship Diploma accredited by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (IOEE).

The Charterhouse Entrepreneurship Diploma (CED), is a first-of-its-kind programme, aimed at nurturing the next generation of innovators.

From this September, sixth form pupils will have the opportunity to gain a level 3 professional qualification in Applied Entrepreneurship, alongside their A- levels or International Baccalaureate courses.

If they successfully complete the diploma, pupils will gain sixteen UCAS points.

The new programme will be delivered via taught classes, supplemented by case studies and guest speakers, framing theoretical learning within real-life applications. Another innovation will see AI technology used to provide advice and feedback to students throughout the course.

Sandip Patel, head of entrepreneurship at the school, said: “In a first for Charterhouse, the programme will have a blended delivery, mixing teaching, case-studies and AI learning – as our diploma uses the latest AI technology to help students with advice and feedback.

“The diploma will give our sixth formers problem-solving skills, adaptability and employability. We firmly believe that an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills associated with it will benefit all pupils, irrespective of their future plans.”

Charterhouse’s FutureU programme, of which the CED is a key component, is delivered alongside the academic and co-curricular programmes. It provides every pupil with beyond-the-classroom courses, aimed at developing their transferable skills, real-world financial knowledge and an understanding of the world of employment.

A new facility, known as The Hub, will provide a range of physical spaces in which skills and knowledge for business and the workplace can be developed.